Further research into their ecology and behaviour is being conducted by the Wildlife Trust of India. The wild water buffalo is the ancestor of all domestic buffalo (B. bubalis) breeds. Domestication began at least 5,000 years ago, and there are now up to 180 million domesticated buffalo around the world.
The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is the largest buffalo and in fact the largest of all members of family Bovidae. Weighing between 1,500 and 2,650 pounds ,and standing between 5 and 6.2 feet at the shoulder, the water buffalo is formidable. Males of the species have horns, which can span up to 5 feet across. They live in wetlands and marshes in the tropical or subtropical forests of Asia.
Wild water buffalo are endangered. They live only in a small number of protectedareas in countries like India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Thailand.In the african savannah A wild water buffalo walking in a muddy pond. In Pokhara, Nepal Asiatic wild water buffalo. Endangered-Wild water buffalo-Large bovine Asiatic buffalo- Bubalus arnee- at grass land- Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India Closeup of a wild American Buffalo Bison bison.The Asiatic wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee), locally known as the Arna is an endangered species restricted to South Asia and Southeast Asia. Wild water buffaloes are ancestors of the domestic buffaloes believed to have been domesticated 6000-7000 years ago in India and China. This wild type of buffaloes is larger than the domestic breed, nearly 3 meters long and 2 meters tall and weighing.
The decline of the wild water buffalo in north-east India The Asiatic wild buffalo Bubalus bubalis was widely distributed in the river systems of south and South East Asia, but habitat destruction, hunting and interbreeding with domestic water buffalo have resulted in only relict wild populations remaining. Unless protection measures are.Read More
Buffalo farming is not a new concept in the new world. Wild water buffaloes were domesticated in the Indian subcontinent about 5000 years ago, and about 4000 years ago in China. There are two types of water buffaloes which are raised by the farmers. These two types are recognized based on morphological and behavioral criteria.Read More
India has about 95 million animals which represents 56.5 percent of the world buffalo population. India is the first country in the world for number of buffaloes and milk production (about 134 million tons). India is also the first country in Asia for scientific and technological development in buffalo.Read More
The study “Food habit and conservation threats of wild water buffalo in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve” was carried out aiming to explore feeding behaviors and conservation threats. The study was carried on “March and April 2016”, for this research direct observation (Scan Sampling) and quadrate method was used to explore feeding behavior and food items of wild water buffalo.Read More
The wild water buffalo (Bubalis bubalis arnee or 'Bubalus arnee) is a large ungulate, a member of the bovine subfamily and the ancestor of the domestic water buffalo.It is the second largest wild bovid, smaller only than the Gaur. It is an endangered species, thought to survive in (from west to east) India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand.Read More
The beasts are Asian river water buffalo, a descendent of the wild Indian water buffalo Bubalus arnee.Their formidable appearance - they weigh in at 1,000kg and sport thick, sweeping horns - is.Read More
However, wild water buffalo have indisputably been extirpated from large parts of their former range. Relict and highly fragmented populations of wild Asian buffalo occur in southern Bhutan, south-eastern Nepal, east and central India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Madhya Pradesh), northern Myanmar, western Thailand, eastern Cambodia and south-western Vietnam.Read More
Wild Asiatic buffalo, Assam. This huge bull was standing just a few feet from the jeep so I took the opportunity to capture this close up portrait using my 500m lens. Assam is the best place in India to see these endangered beasts, having more than 90% of the total world population!Read More
Wild water buffalo are at-risk and live only in a small number of protected areas stretching across India, Nepal, and Bhutan, and a wildlife reserve in Thailand. And populations are likely to.Read More
Wild water buffalo of Asia has been declared as endangered species. On the other hand, domestic water buffalo is further divided into two types based on differences in physical characteristics: river buffalo and swamp buffalo. Water buffaloes are the largest among all the other members of the buffalo family with an average height of five to six feet as you can see in the buffalo pictures.Read More